Opening Friday, September 8th, 7 pm
We are pleased to announce the representation of the artist Vera Kox.
‘Apparent across all elements of Kox’s practice is the presence of tensile stress; often emphasised through varying degrees of an object’s abnormality and as an inherent tenet of the material itself. By way of manipulation the different techniques and processes she employs in the making of her sculptures ensure that they assume a degree of patent and self-evident agency, whilst testing the limitations of what is considered visually acceptable. Simultaneously expanding upon the boundaries of our perceptions, as much as she does the material with which she works. In this way Kox plays a game of material hyperbole, assessing the nature of matter through the principles of liminality.’ (Dani Admiss)
Born in 1984 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Vera Kox studied at Goldsmiths College, London and currently lives and works in Berlin and Luxemburg. In 2017 she will be participating in the exhibition ‘Flatland / abstractions narratives #2’, curated by Marianne Derrien and Sarah Ihler-Meyer which opens at MUDAM in Luxemburg on October 6th 2017.
The artist’s first solo exhibition at Galleri Opdahl will take place November 3rd, 2017.
Full bio at www.galleriopdal.no
Private view: 7 April 2017, 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition period: 8 April – 7 May, 2017
Address: Haugesundsgaten 8, 4014 Stavanger, Norway
Galleri Opdahl is proud to present the American painter John Zurier’s first solo exhibition in Norway.
John Zurier was born in 1956 in Santa Monica, California and earned his MFA in Fine Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983. He has since taught at the Californa College of the Arts. He currently lives and works in Berkeley, California.
Zurier participated in the 30th São Paulo Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil (2012), the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2010) and the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2002). His work has been exhibited widely in solo-exhibitions both in the US as well as Europe and is part of numerous public collections such as the Berkeley Art Museum, University of California and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has exhibited with Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin and Stockholm numerous times, most recently with the exhibition «East» in Berlin. This will be his first exhibition in Norway.